Moylan's Brewery

Moylan's BreweryMoylan's Brewery
Moylan's BreweryMoylan's Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

15 Rowland Way
Novato, California, 94954
United States

(415) 898-4677 | map
moylans.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.9
Beers:
59
Reviews:
3,593
Ratings:
6,224
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.02
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.2%
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by bargerking:
Photo of bargerking
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

First stop our Brewery run. This place is right off the 101 but can be a pain if you dont get in the right turning lane. As you enter you have a very large bar on your right with big tables and seating ahead of you. Since we came to eat as well, we got a table.

Atmosphere was expected for a Saturday afternoon. A little busy but by no means packed. Everyone including employees and patrons all seemed to be in good spirits. It was neat to see all of the beer cans on the high risers. A lot of old neat stuff.

Or waitress was nice and helped my party and I get with what beers to sample. Our food order was correct as ordered. She did forget to get me a ranch as I requested but she did apologize once reminded and returned with it quickly.

The selection of beer was on par with some hidden gems that I pounced on. An 08 Blarney and a IRS on Irish Misted chips. Both were so so but fun to try. The Hopsicle tasted fresh and potent. There was a pom wheat that my wife really enjoyed.

I got a bacon burger with fries that tasted real good. The rest of my party got good sized plates too. The food was a bit pricey but the beer prices where fair.

Overall a pretty good place but was not super impressed with their beers and was kind of let down with the special taps they had too. I would go again but would definately go to other breweries ive not been to yet first.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BerryKumquat
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Miesemer
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

i always imagined this place would be bigger, its quite humble in its size, a freestanding location that looks like it could have doubled as an old red lobster or applebees or something. has that sort of exterior and layout inside, but the place has been around a long time, and they have had quite the distribution footprint for their size too, impressive when you see how small it is. sort of irish sports bar vibe inside, a little more authentic, but similar feel. lots of old beer memorabilia on the walls, and something like 12 beers on tap, maybe more. they had a good mix of their classics that i knew and some new more experimental stuff. i liked the flaneur belgian pale a whole lot, and enjoyed the tealight as well. these guys have been one of those sort of staple california breweries for me over the years, so it was cool to finally check out their spot. i wish we had time for more beers, but the ones we had were all very solid. service was fine, a bit distracted but friendly and liberal with the sampling, just perhaps a little disinterested. they have a good thing going here, a very loyal following, and i think a healthy mix of well known stand by beers and experimental new stuff to keep it interested. great stop when cruising north from san francisco!

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Photo of vonSchulze
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I recently stopped in here on a trip to Northern California. From what I understand, Marin and Moylan's are in cahoots somehow, so the experience here was pretty much the same as I had at Marin. The inside hosts a brewery, bar, and restaurant and just like at Marin, I got a definite sports bar type vibe but Moylan's seemed a bit cleaner and more put together. The bartender was quite nice and answered all of the questions I had. They had around 15 beers on tap, most of which they already bottle, and a few one offs. They also can sell certain bottles to go from what I saw. The quality of everything was good.

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Really good food, and about 20 beers on tap.

Will fill any growler

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Photo of SmashPants
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bobbyhands
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of kingpin1010
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Nothing special here. Decent beer selection but space is really tired looking. Nice large bar area is a good spot to pop into for a beer if you're stuck on the 101 or 37 parking lots. Food is OK.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 6224 ratings